Music Graduate Studies Costs

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Tuition fees

Calculate official tuition and fee costs based on your residency status and the music program you are interested in, or look at our multi-year tuition estimates for Canadian, international and Quebec students:

M.A. tuition fees

These tuition estimates are guidelines only. Fees are normally adjusted every year, depending on governmental decisions in Quebec.

The actual rates for 2018-19 might be more or less than our estimates.

*Health insurance is included in "Other Fees."

Anticipated cost for a Canadian student in the M.A. Non-thesis program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $7,632 $1,808 $9,440
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $3,816 $1,164 $4,980
Non-thesis evaluation semester

Winter yr 2

$1,115 $437 $1,552
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $15,972

 

Anticipated cost for a Canadian student in the M.A. (thesis) program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $7,632 $1,808 $9,440
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $3,816 $1,164 $4,980
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $743 $368 $1,111
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $191 $191
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $15,722

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.A. Non-thesis program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $16,816 $2,638 $19,454
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,408 $1,994 $10,402
Non-thesis evaluation semester Winter yr 2 $1,115 $437 $1,552
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $31,599

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.A. (thesis) program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $16,816 $2,638 $19,454
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,408 $1,994 $10,402
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $743 $368 $1,111
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $191 $191
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $31,158

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.A. (thesis) program awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for the first year of study (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,456 $2,903 $5,359
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,408 $1,994 $10,402
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $743 $368 $1,111
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $191 $191
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $17,063

 

Anticipated cost for a Quebec student in the M.A. Non-thesis program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,456 $1,808 $4,264
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $1,228 $1,164 $2,392
Non-thesis evaluation semester Winter yr 2 $1,115 $437 $1,552
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $8,208

 

Anticipated cost for a Quebec student in the M.A. (thesis) program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,456 $1,808 $4,264
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $1,228 $1,164 $2,392
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $723 $360 $1,083
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $192 $192
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $7,936

M.Mus. tuition fees

These tuition estimates are guidelines only. Fees are normally adjusted every year, depending on governmental decisions in Quebec.

The actual rates for 2018-19 might be more or less than our estimates.

*Health insurance is included in "Other Fees."

Anticipated cost for a Quebec student in the M.Mus. Composition (thesis) program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,456 $1,808 $4,264
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $1,228 $1,164 $2,392
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $723 $360 $1,083
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $192 $192
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $7,963

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.Mus. Composition (thesis) program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $16,816 $2,638 $19,454
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,408 $1,994 $10,402
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $743 $368 $1,111
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $191 $191
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $31,158

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.Mus. Composition (thesis) program, awarded a differential fee waiver for the 1st year of study (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,456 $2,903 $5,359
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,408 $1,994 $10,402
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $743 $368 $1,111
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $191 $191
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $17,063

 

Anticipated cost for a Canadian student in the M.Mus. Performance program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $7,632 $2,941 $10,573
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $3,816 $1,730 $5,546
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $743 $368 $1,111
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $17,230

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.Mus. Performance program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $16,816 $3,771 $20,587
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,408 $2,560 $10,968
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $743 $368 $1,111
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $32,666

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.Mus. Performance program, awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for the first year of study (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,456 $4,036 $6,492
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,408 $2,506 $10,914
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $743 $368 $1,111
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $18,517

 

Anticipated cost for a Quebec student in the M.Mus. Performance program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,456 $2,941 $5,397
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $1,228 $1,730 $2,958
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $723 $368 $1,111
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $9,466

 

Anticipated cost for a Canadian student in the M.Mus. Sound Recording program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $7,632 $1,808 $9,440
Full-time session 2 $7,632 $1,808 $9,440
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $18,880

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.Mus. Sound Recording program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $16,816 $2,638 $19,454
Full-time session 2 $16,816 $2,638 $19,454
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $38,908

 

Anticipated cost for a Quebec student in the M.Mus. Sound Recording program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $2,456 $1,808 $4,264
Full-time session 2 $2,456 $1,808 $4,264
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $8,528

D.Mus. tuition fees

These tuition estimates are guidelines only. Fees are normally adjusted every year, depending on governmental decisions in Quebec.

The actual rates for 2018-19 might be more or less than our estimates.

*Health insurance is included in "Other Fees."

Anticipated costs for a Quebec/Canadian student in the D.Mus. Composition program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree).  All figures in CAD: 

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,456 $1,808 $4,264
Full-time session 3 $2,456 $1,808 $4,264
Full-time session 4 $2,456 $1,808 $4,264
Additional session 5 $2,229 $1,398 $3,627
Additional session 6 $2,229 $1,398 $3,627
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $838 $838
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $20,884

 

Anticipated costs for an international student in the D.Mus. Composition program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree).  All figures in CAD: 

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $15,094 $2,638 $17,732
Full-time session 3 $15,094 $2,638 $17,732
Full-time session 4 $15,094 $2,638 $17,732
Additional session 5 $2,229 $2,228 $4,457
Additional session 6 $2,229 $2,228 $4,457
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,668 $1,668
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $63,778

 

Anticipated costs for an international student in the D.Mus. Composition program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 and awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for year 1 and 2 of study.  All figures in CAD: 

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,456 $2,638 $5,094
Full-time session 3 $2,456 $2,638 $5,094
Full-time session 4 $15,094 $2,638 $17,732
Additional session 5 $2,229 $2,228 $4,457
Additional session 6 $2,229 $2,228 $4,457
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,668 $1,668
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $38,502

 

Anticipated costs for a Canadian student in the D.Mus. Performance program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree) and including private lessons spread out over 3 years (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,456 $2,941 $5,397
Full-time session 3 $2,456 $2,941 $5,397
Full-time session 4 $2,456 $2,941 $5,397
Additional session 5 $2,229 $1,398 $3,627
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $19,818

 

Anticipated costs for an international student in the D.Mus. Performance program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree), and including private lessons spread out over 3 years (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $15,094 $3,771 $18,865
Full-time session 3 $15,094 $3,771 $18,865
Full-time session 4 $15,094 $3,771 $18,865
Additional session 5 $2,229 $2,228 $4,457
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $61,052

 

Anticipated costs for an international student in the D.Mus. Performance program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree) and awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for year 1 and 2 of study, and including private lessons spread out over 3 years (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,456 $3,771 $6,227
Full-time session 3 $2,456 $3,771 $6,227
Full-time session 4 $15,094 $3,771 $18,865
Additional session 5 $2,229 $2,228 $4,457
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $35,776

Ph.D. tuition fees

These tuition estimates are guidelines only. Fees are normally adjusted every year, depending on governmental decisions in Quebec.

The actual rates for 2018-19 might be more or less than our estimates.

*Health insurance is included in "Other Fees."

Anticipated cost for a Canadian/Quebec student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 1 (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $2,456 $1,808 $4,264
Full-time session 2 $2,456 $1,808 $4,264
Full-time session 3 $2,456 $1,808 $4,264
Full-time session 4 $2,456 $1,808 $4,264
Additional session 5 $2,229 $1,398 $3,627
Additional session 6 $2,229 $1,398 $3,627
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $838 $838
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $25,148

 

Anticipated cost for a Canadian/Quebec student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree).  All figures in CAD:

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,456 $1,808 $4,264
Full-time session 3 $2,456 $1,808 $4,264
Full-time session 4 $2,456 $1,808 $4,264
Additional session 5 $2,229 $1,398 $3,627
Additional session 6 $2,229 $1,398 $3,627
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $838 $838
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $20,884

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 1 (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $15,094 $2,638 $17,732
Full-time session 2 $15,094 $2,638 $17,732
Full-time session 3 $15,094 $2,638 $17,732
Full-time session 4 $15,094 $2,638 $17,732
Additional session 5 $2,229 $2,228 $4,457
Additional session 6 $2,229 $2,228 $4,457
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,668 $1,668
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $81,510

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 1 and awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for the first two years of study (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $2,456 $2,638 $5,094
Full-time session 2 $2,456 $2,638 $5,094
Full-time session 3 $15,094 $2,638 $17,732
Full-time session 4 $15,094 $2,638 $17,732
Additional session 5 $2,229 $2,228 $4,457
Additional session 6 $2,229 $2,228 $4,457
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,668 $1,668
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $56,234

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree).  All figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $15,094 $2,638 $17,732
Full-time session 3 $15,094 $2,638 $17,732
Full-time session 4 $15,094 $2,638 $17,732
Additional session 5 $2,229 $2,228 $4,457
Additional session 6 $2,229 $2,228 $4,457
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,668 $1,668
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $63,778

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree) and awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for the first two years of study (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,456 $2,638 $5,094
Full-time session 3 $2,456 $2,638 $5,094
Full-time session 4 $15,094 $2,638 $17,732
Additional session 5 $2,229 $2,228 $4,457
Additional session 6 $2,229 $2,228 $4,457
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,623 $1,668
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $38,502

Diploma tuition fees

These tuition estimates are guidelines only. Fees are normally adjusted every year, depending on governmental decisions in Quebec.

The actual rates for 2018-19 might be more or less than our estimates.

*Health insurance is included in "Other Fees."

Anticipated costs for a Canadian student in a diploma program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $7,632 $2,941 $10,573
Total anticipated cost for a diploma $10,573

 

Anticipated costs for an international student in a diploma program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $16,816 $3,771 $20,587
Total anticipated cost for a diploma $20,587

 

Anticipated costs for a Quebec student in a diploma program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $2,456 $2,941 $5,397
Total anticipated cost for a diploma $5,397